Monday, April 13, 2015

Dreaming Big, Praying Bolder

So, I never have really thought of myself as a big dreamer.  I never set really big goals for myself because I was always okay with just “being simple me”.  It’s not that I haven’t always sought to be the best I could be.  I have always been a hard worker and a go getter with tasks at hand, but just never put myself out there a whole lot.  Maybe it was for fear of failure that I never dreamed big or set those really big goals. 




I’m not sure what has held me back.  Maybe it’s that people pleaser mentality in me that has kept me in some sort of bondage…rejection is tough for us people pleasers, you know.




Well, this is the thing.  I decided it was time to shake things up a little.  I decided to dream big and pray more boldly.




There are things in my heart that I want to do.  The desires of my heart…you know what I’m talking about.  Those things that linger in your heart and mind even when you tell yourself that you probably can’t and really shouldn’t.




This is what I’m doing….

  I’m praying.  I’m believing.  I’m listening.  I’m trusting.  I’m waiting.  I’m obeying.  I’m taking things one step at a time as God orders my steps.


  Step one…go.  Step two…go.  Yes, God…I’m going.  I’m listening.  I’m praising.




I can’t wait to see where He takes me.


Know this for certain…I will pray continually that I do all things as unto Him and that He is pleased with all that I am doing.




It is amazing and thrilling when I see doors opening that I never thought possible.


Thank you, Lord, for the doors you open and the ones you keep closed for my safety.


Here’s to dreaming big…for me and for you.


Sisters and Friends

***Some facts of the day***


We are not sisters with the same mother or same earthly father.


But, we are sisters in Christ.




We have the same heavenly Father..our Daddy, the Creator of all.


We are kindred spirits.


She gets me and I get her.


We can talk for hours.


rocking chairs


Conversations, tears, coffee drinking, laughing, dreaming, planning….all happen right here in these rocking chairs on her back porch.


Becky lives 600 miles away.


She and our friendship are worth the drive.


She is someone that I need to spend time with. 


Her daughter is my daughter’s best friend and they need that same quality time together.


We grow in the Lord with one another.


Her red headed family has become mine and we are blessed that God brought our families together. We give Him all the glory for our friendship.


Our blogs opened the door for our meeting, but it was God ordained.


Just wanted to share that with you this morning.


Blessings to you all.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

She and I Are Ready For Spring

I have to say that it has been a long winter around here.


It’s not necessarily the weather that made the winter harder than normal because Tennessee winters are not really that bad.  This year, however, was a little worse than we are used to weather wise.




No,  for me, it’s been a long winter because of a heart that has been heavy.


You know, it’s actually been a tough year not just a tough winter.




Let me say this though…This is not a sob story or a feel sorry for me story.  This is just a “be real” story.

Without going into any extra details, I will say that the passing of my father in November hit me harder than I ever thought it would.




Saying goodbye is tough, isn’t it?




It leaves an emptiness in your heart.




But, praise be to God, I am His child, and so was my dad, and I know we will be together again someday. That reality gives me peace.




Through all of the heartache, fears, and trials that we have walked through, we have been filled with the peace that only God can provide.  I, for one, cannot even imagine going through life without Him.




Without Him, I am nothing!




With Him, all things are made new again!


Happy Easter!


He is Risen!